I live in a state that some folks don't even know is one of the 50 states making up the United States.....but we have been around for 100 years.
We are the only state that has even flown a 47 star US flag. We were the 47th state just before our neighbor to the west Arizona which joined the union just a scant 8 months later. So there was no reason for mass produced 47 star flags since by the end of 1912 there would be 47 New Mexico and 48 Arizona.
Many people are still confused about New Mexico being a part of "Old" Mexico and there are literally books, blogs and columns in newspapers written about the silliness of unknowing people when it comes to the truth that we are part of the US. My Mom's relatives used to ask us if we: had to fight off the Indians, had to get shots to get over the border, had indoor plumbing, if they had to dial international numbers to call home, had to pay out of country postage to send packages, if our house dissolved in the rain since it was built of mud, had snakes in our backyard, or had we ever seen a jackalope? And that's just some of the silliness.
So happy 100th Birthday, Anniversay, O Fair New Mexico, a very proud native.